GM Billy Devaney has been very aggressive in his efforts to re-sign players on expiring contracts. New Jersey was the first team to begin the trend, and are efficiently re-tooling their roster to build off of the 2023 season.
LB Bryson Young
Bryson Young has been with the New Jersey Generals for the past two seasons. He played well in 2022, posting 19 tackles and 1.5 sacks during a year where the Generals saw a lot of success – finishing with a 9-1 record.
In 2023, Young was excellent. He started in six out of ten games for New Jersey, posting 28 tackles and 1.5 sacks this season. New Jersey loves their linebackers, having already re-signed D’Juan Hines and Chris Orr.
LB Kolin Hill
Speaking of linebackers, the Generals have also brought back Kolin Hill. Hill is one of the most underrated linebackers in the USFL, showcasing his talents throughout two seasons.
In 2022, Hill registered 25 tackles and a sack, finding a way to get to Shea Patterson during a week two matchup.
In 2 weeks, Kolin Hill has shown the @USFL & @USFLGenerals what everyone in SA already knew. HE'S A PROBLEM!
However, Kolin took his game to another level in 2023 – racking up 39 tackles, and 4.5 sacks. Hill started five out of ten games this year. One of his major highlights came in a week nine win against Philadelphia, where he obliterated QB Case Cookus:
If Kolin continues to develop and improve upon his game in 2024, he’s a dark horse candidate to be featured on the All-USFL defense next year.
So far, the New Jersey Generals have re-signed:
RB Darius Victor RB Kingston Davis WR Alonzo Moore TE Braedon Bowman TE Woody Brandom WR/TE Wes Saxton Jr. OT Isaiah Battle OG Calvin Ashley LB D’Juan Hines LB Chris Orr DB Dravon Askew-Henry S Shalom Luani S Paris Ford
After a disappointing 3-7 season in 2023, Mike Riley and the Generals will look to find a way to get back to the postseason in 2024.
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